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Tips On Coping With Social Media in Pregnancy

We all hear about what you should and should not do in pregnancy. There is so much information out there these days, isn’t it just information overload?

Jumping from one podcast to the next, watching that influencer on YouTube who just got pregnant or just had her baby, all the Facebook groups, and let’s not forget about Google. I just felt sick let’s google it right!

It’s all good though, better to be informed then not I suppose. I hear my mum saying ‘these are Google babies’ and yes she was right.

‘How do we keep up with it all’, ‘what do I read and not read’, ‘who do I and who do I not listen to’ I hear you thinking and saying.

What is important is not to feel like you need to take it all in and listen to everything, join every group, read every book.

So how do you streamline what you give your attention to?

There are three ways you can do this.

Option 1

Trial and error in other words just do it all and go with what you feel like on the day. If you feel like watching a YouTube video watch it, if you feel like joining a Facebook Live event join it, if you want to sign up to a course just do it!

All of this will enhance your pregnancy experience, the key is not to over think it and stress yourself into thinking if you don’t do it all you’ll miss out. There is no such thing as pregnancy information FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). If you want some information, trust me you’ll find it, all you have to do is trust your instincts.

Option 2

  • Be more symptomatic and planned.

  • Make a list of the types of social media platforms you have always enjoyed.

  • Make a list of the things you already know about pregnancy, childbirth, labour, hypnobirthing, motherhood, diet, breastfeeding, things to buy for the baby, etc.

  • Now put a star against the things on your list that you want to know more about.

  • Now add to the star list by writing down things not already on your list but you think and feel you would like to explore and find out about.

  • Now you have a list of your favourite social media platforms and a list of the things you want to either know more about or just know about.

All that’s left to do is go onto your favourite social media platforms and search for those things on your list and ignore the rest, it’s just noise. Enjoy the time this will free up for you by taking a nice long bath listening to relaxing music or just enjoying the quiet moments – trust me once the baby arrives these will be the moments you will long for.

Options 3

Switch everything off and hide away for 9 months you’ll be fine, remember people get pregnant, give birth and raise kids in villages without any social media you can do it too!

I would love to support you during your pregnancy and childbirth. Send me a message or access my course.

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